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FORTUNA- Just before his senior year of high school, a car crash left Ryan Stootz with brain damage. But with the help of reaching for independence, he is now an advocate for persons with disabilities.

"I just hope everyone here learns so they're not so judgmental on disabled people," Stootz said.

Stootz told his story to the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce Friday.

The...

FORTUNA- A motorcyclist sustained major injuries Sunday night in a DUI crash on Loop Road in Fortuna.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. the California Highway Patrol says 24 year old Nathan Nyberg of Fortuna was driving his motorcycle southbound on loop round, south of strawberry lane at an unsafe speed. Nyberg's motorcycle overturned at a sharp left curve in the road. He was ejected and...

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is addressing safety concerns at area airports following a Grand Jury report published in May.

On Tuesday the board will review staff responses to the Grand Jury's findings and recommendations. In May the jury found Humboldt County airports had deferred maintenance issues that impacted operational safety, including discrepancies...

FORTUNA - It was an action packed week in Fortuna with more than 8,000 people attending the rodeo. 

On Friday, a crowd of about 3,700 showed up for Motorsports night. It featured extreme quad riding by X-Games champion Colten Moore and freestyle motorcycle jumping. Approximately 5,000 people attended on Saturday, which is a 50% increase from the previous year. Plus the junior rodeo...

EUREKA - Tipped over and vandalized portable bathrooms in Eureka are being removed from the Palco Marsh just weeks after being placed.

Monday morning the B&B’s near the Bayshore Mall and West Del Norte Street were stood up and the areas sanitized. The B&B’s were installed July 1st to address environmental concerns surrounding the lack of restroom accessibility for...

The City of Eureka is looking to improve its enforcement of the “No Camping Ordinance.”

At Tuesday’s Eureka City Council meeting, City staff will share the steps the city is taking to make a “major reduction” in homeless encampments throughout the City. Officials say the new initiative is a result of the environmental damage in this area and community complaints. Last week, the Eureka...

LOLETA- A summer program is preserving a tradition, giving Wiyot children the opportunity to learn their native language.

It's a language that dates back thousands of years, and Wiyot hasn't had fluent native speakers since the 1940’s or 50’s.

"In Wiyot the name of the language is soulátluk'. It's the Wiyot language and it literally means our jaw," said Wiyot Language Program...

EUREKA- The City of Eureka is asking local residents for their input as staff works to develop the Waterfront.

There are currently no projects underway next to the Boardwalk between C Street and F Street, but staff hopes to have something built in the next two years. Starting next Monday, staff will host several workshops at the Wharfinger Building. The first meeting will be about the...